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bed·rock

 (bĕd′rŏk′)
n.
1. The solid rock that underlies loose material, such as soil, sand, clay, or gravel.
2.
a. The very basis; the foundation: Ownership of land is the bedrock of democracy.
b. The lowest point: personal finances that were at bedrock.

bedrock

(ˈbɛdˌrɒk)
n
1. (Geological Science) the solid unweathered rock that lies beneath the loose surface deposits of soil, alluvium, etc
2. basic principles or facts (esp in the phrase get down to bedrock)
3. the lowest point, level, or layer

bed•rock

(ˈbɛdˌrɒk)

n.
1. unbroken solid rock, overlaid in most places by soil or rock fragments.
2. the bottom layer.
3. any firm foundation.
4. the fundamental principles, as of a science.
[1840–50, Amer.]

bed·rock

(bĕd′rŏk′)
The solid rock that lies beneath the soil and other loose material on the Earth's surface.

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The mass of solid rock that lies beneath the regolith.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bedrock - solid unweathered rock lying beneath surface deposits of soilbedrock - solid unweathered rock lying beneath surface deposits of soil
rock, stone - a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me"
2.bedrock - principles from which other truths can be derivedbedrock - principles from which other truths can be derived; "first you must learn the fundamentals"; "let's get down to basics"
principle - a basic truth or law or assumption; "the principles of democracy"
ABC, ABCs, ABC's, first principle, first rudiment, rudiment, alphabet - the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural); "he mastered only the rudiments of geometry"

bedrock

noun
1. first principle, rule, basis, basics, principle, essentials, roots, core, fundamentals, cornerstone, nuts and bolts (informal), sine qua non (Latin), rudiment Mutual trust is the bedrock of a relationship.
2. bottom, bed, foundation, underpinning, rock bottom, substructure, substratum It took five years to drill down to bedrock.
Translations
peruskallio
grunnfjell

bedrock

[ˈbedrɒk] N (Geol) → lecho m de roca (fig) → lo fundamental, base f
to get down to bedrockir a lo fundamental

bedrock

[ˈbɛdrɒk] n
(= foundation) → fondement m
(= solid rock) → roche f en place, socle m

bedrock

n
(Geol) → Grundgebirge or -gestein nt
(fig) to get down to or to reach bedrockzum Kern der Sache kommen

bedrock

[ˈbɛdˌrɒk] n (Geol) → basamento; (fig) → fondamento, base f
the moral bedrock of the nation → il fondamento morale della nazione
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